Immigrants of Waterloo Region: Tech founder went from being an international student to creating 600 jobs

In 2010, a 22-year-old Martin Basiri landed in an airport in Canada. Excited to experience snow and whatever else was in store for him in the country, he went on an adventure to explore life as an international student. Fast forward to 2015: along with his brothers Meti and Massi, Basiri founded ApplyBoard, a platform that connects international students with academic institutions. Today, ApplyBoard has become one of Canada’s fastest-growing tech companies and now employs more than 900 team me

Immigrants of Waterloo Region: Drag queen math teacher is changing the way young people learn math

Immigrants of Waterloo Region: Drag queen math teacher is changing the way young people learn math 'You can be gay and you can like math, you can like science and you don't have to fit a stereotype,' says Kyne Santos Kitchener’s Kyne Santos, known among his fans as ‘Online Kyne’ and who first gained popularity after starring in “Canada’s Drag Race”, is proving to the world that math can be fun and fabulous.

Millennial Moms Still Carry A Bigger Burden Than Dads

It’s been more than 40 years since women demanding equal treatment marched the streets during the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. One hundred years have passed since the technological revolution of the 20s freed women of the drudgery of housework and allowed them to join the workforce. Much seems to have changed—more women are occupying jobs previously held exclusively by men, more mothers are now pursuing advanced education, many are running organizations and institutions, but so much still needs to be done to break through the proverbial glass ceiling.

Watch Out For These COVID-19 Scams

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, scammers continue to take advantage of people’s fear and panic. There has been an abundance of reports about fraudulent offers, phishing emails, and text messages from people pretending to be part of the government or other reputable organizations. Most trick people into giving sensitive personal and financial information, others dupe victims into sending money. The best course of action against these scams is to arm yourself with awareness and enough information...

Balcony Socializing is Now a Worldwide Phenomenon

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about humans throughout our millions of years on Earth, its that we find ways to survive. Amidst the devastating news about the coronavirus, about how it’s wreaking havoc on people’s lives, pushing healthcare systems to their limits, and bringing countries to their knees, are stories of people thriving even while in self-isolation. These are the people who choose to continue living despite the grim circumstances around them.

Key Facts About Working Women In America

Women have been contributing their skills, knowledge, and talents to the US economy for many years. Aside from running households, many are also running corporations, organizations, and institutions throughout the US. The country saw the emergence of women leaving their homes to find employment at the start of the century so much so that government thought it best to establish a department solely dedicated to serving the needs of working women. On June 5, 1920, the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. De

The hero fathers of Marawi

As the Marawi conflict rages on, we are seeing more of what our soldiers are willing to do for the nation. We are witnessing gallant warriors in battle, saving civilians, clearing the besieged city of the local terrorist group Maute. These soldiers have sworn to protect the flag and the nation with honor. They are willing to die so others may live. But what some of us might have forgotten is that underneath the camouflage and full battle gear is a husband, a father, a son, a brother. Every day

The World as Seen Through Windows

The Switzerland Tourism Board released a video with a bittersweet message: "Dream now, travel later." It’s the least we can do with this virus still lingering outside after wreaking havoc on the airline and travel industry all over the world. Even after this pandemic is over, many experts believe that people will be wary about traveling and it might take a few years for most to feel comfortable to go around the world again. For now, all travel bugs can do is dream and travel later. With travel

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Quarantine

As the virus continues to wreak havoc on people's bodies and the economy, the social distancing and self-isolation measures are having a severe impact on mental health as well. People’s lives have been upended so completely that many experts believe once lockdowns are over, the world will have to battle another crisis, one that is also invisible to the naked eye and is just as alarming as coronavirus.

Five Questions to Ask Before Getting a Pet During This Pandemic

First, it was toilet paper, then it was flour and baking supplies, now people are rushing to animal shelters to adopt pets. Animal shelters across Canada and the US are reporting a surge in inquiries about pet adoption. Pets have become so in demand that shelters are getting cleared out fast. A few weeks ago, Riverside County Animal Services in California reported getting all their animals adopted. "We cleared the shelter!" the team announced on their official Instagram account.

10 Ways The World May Change After The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over

A crisis of this magnitude can change the course of history. We are in the midst of a dizzying series of shifts that are so drastic it has become difficult to follow. While we are cooped up indoors, the world is going through transformations so irreversible, that when we step out into the outside world in two or three months it will almost be unrecognizable. Things will not be the same, people will not be the same, countries will never be the same. We will never look at things the same way agai

20 Summer Workshops for 2012: Kids' and Teens' Edition

Time for the kiddos to learn something new! ( We’ve brought you our list of 20 summer workshops for it’s time for workshops for the younger set! With a smattering of cooking, sports, art, and science workshops on tap running all the way from April to June, there’s no excuse for the kids to spend their summers vegetating or video gaming. Artwork by Warren Espejo, with images provided by the workshop facilitators.

Seven ways to celebrate Mother's Day during the coronavirus lockdown

Who knew we would be celebrating Mother’s Day in the middle of a pandemic? That one special day dedicated to recognizing all the back-breaking work moms do for their children, when we give them a break from all the cooking and cleaning so we take them out to eat, buy them flowers to make them feel beautiful, and let them drink as much wine as they can consume. With restaurants still closed, a stay-at-home order still in place, and that nasty virus still lurking outside waiting to latch on to the

10 Of The Most Unique Company Offices Around The World

There are offices then there are unique offices—workplaces that make you look forward to going back to the grind. Those that have veered so far away from the boring cubicle most of us have associated offices with. Located all over the globe, these will not make you feel bad about staying overtime or being in the office the whole day. Instead, these will make you feel more creative or motivated throughout the day. They feature beautiful aesthetics, creative architectural executions, colorful furn
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